Empathy is a simple application of the imagination. The ability to imagine what it would be like to experience what someone else is experiencing can be crucial to moral sensitivity. - Gene Edward Veith Jr. (Reading Between the Lines)
Today is the first day of the New Year! I am going in with no expectations and with a grateful heart and mind. My first thought when I woke up this morning was Thank You and that I needed to continue to stay focused and grateful for all that I have. I opened my gratitude app and decided to complete my 14 day challenge. Today it asked me to think of an ability that I possess and why I am grateful for it and how it makes me feel.
Well after careful thinking I chose my ability to be Empathetic. I truly believe that empathy is an amazing ability to possess, because it means that you think of others and you imagine what it would be like in their situation. It helps you see things through their eyes. It makes a better human being.
As humans it can be difficult to see past your own needs and wants, but we should try. Next time you’re in a situation where you may have to make a decision or judgement, take a minute to think about where the other person is emotionally, mentally and physically. It could change your life and theirs!